State Arts Councils - Funding Resources - Possible Grants for Individuals

The Conductors Guild encourages conference delegates and workshop participants to contact their State Arts Council office to request Professional Development or Technical Assistance funding to attend the Conductors Guild, conferences and workshops.  Finding this information online is often difficult, or simply non-existent, however, we encourage you to phone the Music or Arts Program Director/Manager to ask if your State provides any type of funding assistance for you to attend your International organization's annual conference.  Often times, these types of funds are not listed on the organization's website, which is why it is a good idea to talk with the arts or music program director to ask if they can provide financial assistance for you to attend.  If you need assistance with this, or additional questions, please contact Jan Wilson, Executive Director of the Conductors Guild at [email protected]  or (202) 643-4791.  

State Arts Council Contact Information: 

Alabama - http://www.arts.state.al.us/grants/grant_individual.aspx

Alaska - http://arts.alaska.gov/grants-to-individuals

Arizona - https://azarts.gov/grant/professional-development/

Arkansas - http://www.arkansasarts.org/Grants/Available-Grants/home

California - http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/

Colorado - https://coloradocreativeindustries.org/opportunities/career-advancement-grant/

Connecticut - https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Services/Arts-and-Culture/Funding-Opportunities 

Delaware - https://arts.delaware.gov/grants-for-artists/

Florida - https://dos.myflorida.com/cultural/programs/professional-development-for-artists/

Georgia - http://gaarts.org/grant-funding/apply-for-a-grant

Hawaii - http://sfca.hawaii.gov/#grants

Idaho - https://arts.idaho.gov/grants/

Illinois - http://www.arts.illinois.gov/grants-programs/overview

Indiana - https://www.in.gov/arts/3024.htm

Iowa - https://iowaculture.gov/arts/grants

Kansas - https://www.kansascommerce.gov/about-us/commissions-partners/creative-arts-industries-commission/

Kentucky - http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KAC/Entrepreneurs/kpan_guidelines.htm

Louisiana - https://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/grants/decentralized-funding/index

Maine - https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Funding/For-Individuals

Maryland - https://www.msac.org/technical-assistance-grant

Massachusetts - https://massculturalcouncil.org/about/programs-a-z/

Michigan - https://www.michiganbusiness.org/search/?q=technical+assistance

Minnesota - http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist-initiative.htm

Mississippi - https://arts.ms.gov/grants/grants-for-individuals/

Missouri - https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/about/#staff

Montana - http://art.mt.gov/grants_awards_comm_home

Nebraska - https://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/grants/what-we-fund.html

Nevada - https://nvculture.org/nevadaartscouncil/grants/

New Hampshire - https://www.nh.gov/nharts/

New Jersey - https://nj.gov/state/njsca/dos_njsca_grants.html

New Mexico -  http://nmarts.org/contact-and-staff-info.html

New York - https://www.arts.ny.gov/contact

North Carolina - https://www.ncarts.org/invest-arts/grants-artists

North Dakota - http://www.nd.gov/arts/

Ohio - https://www.oac.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma - https://www.arts.ok.gov/About_Us/Oklahoma_Arts_Council_Staff.html

Oregon - https://www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/career-opportunity

Pennsylvania - https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/PROFESSIONAL%20DEVELOPMENT%20AND%20CONSULTING/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island - https://risca.online/grants/

South Carolina - https://www.southcarolinaarts.com/all-grants/?fwp_eligibility=grants-for-artists

South Dakota - https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/professdev.aspx

Tennessee - https://tnartscommission.org/grants/

Texas - http://www.arts.texas.gov/

Utah - https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/funding-opportunities/

Vermont - https://www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants-and-programs

Virginia - http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants_technical.html

Washington - https://www.arts.wa.gov/professional-development-grants/

West Virginia - http://www.wvculture.org/arts/artstechassist.html

Wisconsin - https://artsboard.wisconsin.gov/pages/AboutWAB/ContactUs.aspx

Wyoming - https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/grants/fy18-grants/